Invisalign Orthodontics: The Clear Winner [BLOG]

If you’re an adult with crooked teeth, you probably dream about having a beautiful, straight smile. You imagine turning heads wherever you go. People say to you, “Wow, you look great!” and you believe them, because you feel great. A confident, attractive smile draws people toward you, and you feel like you can be your true self.
But the fantasy stops there. Quickly you remind yourself that time has run out on ever having straight teeth. You’re an adult now. Braces are for teenagers, after all. Don’t you wish there was a way to correct the alignment of your teeth without having to go through all of that at this age?
Good news! There is a way. At Mountain View Dental in Acworth, GA, we use this method all the time for patients just like you. Working professionals, college students, and stay at home moms… all of them have benefitted from one of the greatest innovations in modern orthodontics.
It’s called Invisalign, and today we’re sharing some of the reasons it’s a clear winner in orthodontic treatment!
The Comfort Of Invisalign
Traditional metal braces can sometimes be painful. For one thing, you’d have to get them tightened once a month. For a couple of days afterwards, there is a dull ache no amount of OTC pain relievers can seem to control. The force needed for the wires to shift your teeth into proper alignment is pretty strong, which is why it’s still such a popular orthodontic treatment.
Then you have to deal with the constant discomfort of the braces themselves. Sometimes, sharp edges of the wires can poke and scratch the soft, tender tissues inside the lips and cheeks.
And it doesn’t always stop at physical pain, either. Traditional braces can put you in some pretty awkward social situations. After you eat, for example, you can be left with all sorts of evidence of the meal stuck snugly around all those wires and brackets. It can be embarrassing, not to mention time consuming, since you have to try so hard to get bits of food out from your teeth afterwards.
Invisalign is actually a series of plastic trays that are smooth against the inside of your mouth. You switch out the trays every couple of weeks to allow them to shift your teeth into perfect position. There is pressure, but it’s so much milder compared to the monthly tightening of traditional braces. You can also remove them when you eat, brush, and floss. This not only makes meals much more enjoyable, but it also makes oral hygiene far easier! Physically and emotionally, Invisalign is the real winner!
The Appearance Of Invisalign
One of the best things about Invisalign is how they look! What makes it such an attractive option for adults is the fact that it’s just what the name implies: clear. As an adult, your reputation is important. The idea of having a mouth full of metal while pitching an idea to your colleagues at work is excruciating. Or imagine walking around your college campus wearing metal braces years after all your friends have already been through it. It’s not a pretty picture!
The clear, plastic aligners are barely noticeable, and as an adult, this is probably one of the things that makes Invisalign seem more appealing. It’s discreet, and you can get the results you’re looking for without having to announce it to the world.
The Convenience Of Invisalign
As we mentioned earlier, you can remove your Invisalign trays when you eat, brush, and floss. You end up wearing them about 22 hours a day. So the convenience of this method is a definite advantage.
An added bonus is that you change out your trays every couple of weeks without having to make multiple trips to the dentist’s office over a long two to three year treatment plan. Invisalign takes roughly twelve months to complete. With traditional braces, you’re going month after month, having to miss work or class each time. Talk about a hassle for any adult!
When it comes to your time and lifestyle, an option like Invisalign allows you to receive treatment with minimal disruption. And that convenience is quite appealing.
The Effectiveness Of Invisalign
Another reason Invisalign is an ideal option for adults is that adults tend to be more disciplined. You understand that with every choice, there comes a consequence, whether it’s a positive or a negative one. So if you don’t follow your dentist’s instructions about proper wear, you know that you won’t receive the results you want. Plus, since you’re the one paying for it, you’re going to care about following those instructions and getting results. Kids and teenagers aren’t quite mature enough to appreciate this concept yet.
Visit Mountain View Dental In Acworth, GA!
If you’re ready to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted, give us a call today at (770) 429-8989 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. Let Dr. Smith or Dr. Reese help you decide if Invisalign is the clear winner for you!

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